Valuing Urban Waterways roundtable

waterways roundtable participants

Built environment practitioners recognise that urban waterways are valuable for wellbeing, local economies, ecology, transport and more. FoL’s roundtable asked what’s missing from current valuation processes and how to embed a more rounded concept of value in waterways-related projects.

Social Value Research Forum

social value research forum

Future of London’s Social Value Research Forum invited experts involved in practical social value research and toolkits to showcase their projects and offer insight into future directions for social value.

Water Works field trip: Royal Docks

Royal Victoria Dock footbridge

Incorporating both docks and the Thames, development around the Royal Docks has many opportunities to make use of spaces on or near water. The Royal Docks Team outlined some of their ambitions during a recent field trip.

Water Works: Tower Pier to Tilbury field trip

View of the Thames and Tower Bridge

There’s boatloads of potential to use the Thames to move more people and goods. We explored options for delivery during a Tower Pier to Tilbury boat trip in June with the Port of London Authority, Port of Tilbury, and Thames Clippers.

Social Value in South Acton

Public space at Acton Gardens

On 25 April, we visited South Acton to learn how Countryside Properties and L&Q are maximising social value in a major estate regeneration scheme.